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Doors open

Discussion in 'Model S' started by lovingit, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. lovingit

    lovingit Member

    Dec 22, 2015
    Orange County, CA
    I saw a video of the MX that shows how the doors have sensors that stop when it gets too close to the exterior objects. Does the MS have this too?

    Can you open the car doors from the center console by pressing a button?
  2. luvnMyTS

    luvnMyTS Member

    Jan 6, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    No, Model S has manual doors all around. Only the trunk opens with power if the car is equipped. It however does not have sensors to stop it from hitting something. The motor however does notice immediately if it does hit something and stops opening at that point.

    On the Model S, only the door handles are automatic in that they auto present themselves as you approach the vehicle and retract as you walk away from the vehicle.

    I would assume the auto open door feature will make it's way to the Model S sometime in the reasonably near future thought. But as of today, the Model S just has plan ole' manual doors.
  3. Quantum`

    Quantum` Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    On models with the electric trunk open, you can set the height for it to open to less than the max, and it will remember.
  4. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    #4 ecarfan, Jan 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
    That is true but I think @luvnMyTS's point is that the rear hatch has no sensors to automatically stop it before hitting an obstruction, like the Falcon Wings have.
    I expect that in a year or two the S rear hatch and doors will have sensors built into them like the X does.

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